Let's learn Ruby together!

  • March 22, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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Get your Stack together!

 

This will be an intro and Q/A to getting your Developer Machine Setup with Ruby, and Ruby on Rails.

 

John Grefe will help you setup your stack on Ubuntu

Kevin Crawford & Andrew Kostka will help setup your stack on OS X (or Ubuntu if needed)

 

If you have a Windows PC, I'd prefer you re-partition it, and set it up with Linux/Ubuntu  (It's Easy! Not Hard!)

Please install Ubuntu 12.04 (LTS), unless you have a personal preference otherwise.

http://www.ubuntu.com/download

From there we'll kick off with getting a simple open source app pulled from a git repo, and talk about what you guys want to get out of our Ruby Group!

 

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  • Lin

    Won't be able to make it tonight. Can you post how far you got so that I make sure I keep up.

    (many thanks to Gunn/Jerkins, and all the people who helped us get our machines set up last week).

    March 29, 2013

  • Kevin C.

    Alright everybody, would you guys be interested in coming together in #lbcodes on the freenode.net IRC server this Friday evening to hang out and work through some Ruby Koans together?

    We're also working on getting a Ruby-powered message board up on lbcodes.org (see http://www.discourse.org/ )

    Cheers!

    March 26, 2013

    • Eric

      Sounds like a plan!

      March 27, 2013

  • Kevin C.

    Thank you for joining us, everyone! We're really looking forward to continuing!

    March 25, 2013

  • kristofer n.

    It was great meeting everyone! Thank you Gunn/Jerkerns for providing refreshments and really cool place to chill :)

    March 24, 2013

  • Sara

    Had a great time! Thanks for hosting Gunn/Jerkerns!

    March 24, 2013

  • John G.

    Great stuff everyone!

    As a recap.

    IRC channel is #lbcodes

    Coursework is located on; www.rubykoans.com

    Make sure to also sign up for the ruby group @ http://www.lbcodes.org/meetup

    Thanks again to gunn / jerkins for lending beautiful space, providing beer and pizza, and kevin and andrew for going exceptionally out of their way to be amazing hosts!

    Hope to see you all again very soon!

    March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have to stay a bit more at work, don't think I can make it on time to the meetup. Sorry!

    March 22, 2013

  • Sean G.

    So bummed I can't make this first meet up. Any chance we can get the information on Github or something so we can get up to speed before the next meeting? I'm on a Mac. Thanks. Enjoy tonight!

    March 22, 2013

    • Kevin C.

      Sean, we definitely want to make things accessible online, and we're big lovers of Git/Github, so stay tuned!

      March 22, 2013

  • Mike S.

    I use ubuntu 12.04 ... and I am pretty advanced with Linux, so I can help others get setup if I can make it there early enough.

    1 · March 21, 2013

  • Kevin C.

    This might be a good resource for us to have: http://railsapps.github.com/

    March 13, 2013

  • Eric

    I'm very excited about this group. Looking forward to meeting all of you and learning some more Ruby!

    1 · March 12, 2013

  • Sean G.

    So excited for this but bummed on the day/time as I have a conflict on Fridays. Are you guys cool with me coming late? How long do you expect it to run?

    March 9, 2013

    • Kevin C.

      Yeah, please do come anyways! I was going to meet with John Grefe sometime this week to hammer out further details. It will partly be a bit of a meet & greet, so we're not on a strict schedule or anything like that.

      March 12, 2013

  • Kevin H.

    I believe this kind of Ruby class can be a good source of regular online learning. It should possibly involve many conversational sessions in gear. That ways, these classes can help in triggering of interest in various topics like skill development, web development tools and other utility tools. Then, everyone can decide depending on the personal requirements.

    3 · March 2, 2013

    • Devin

      What IRC channel?

      March 10, 2013

    • Kevin C.

      Devin I was thinking I would toss that idea around at the meetup and then we could take action and set one up if everyone likes the idea. Unless LBTech already has an irc server or channel?

      March 12, 2013

  • Kevin Crawford changed the date and time from Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 6:30 PM to Friday, March 22, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    March 2, 2013

  • Kevin Crawford changed the location for this Meetup

    March 2, 2013

  • Kevin Crawford changed the location for this Meetup

    March 2, 2013

  • John G.

    Ok, well I guess the best place to start is, do you guys want to learn backend application for web stuff, or front end?

    February 25, 2013

    • John G.

      Right now I am looking around to see if there is an interest in a weekly or bi-weekly 'group work' day where everyone can get out of the office in a centralized place and work on their work together. A RoR meetups would be cool if it was done regularly, we just have to make sure we have the material freely distributed online so people who miss can catchup, don't want to lose people.

      I think the best thing to do is have a first meetup on development environment setup, and feel out everyone's schedule on regular meetups as they work through some online courses. If we can do it 'open office hours' format, that would be great too.

      February 27, 2013

    • Kevin C.

      I was talking with @Andrew Kostka and we were thinking about weekly online meetings (facilitated by an IRC server), with regular meetings held IRL maybe once or twice a month. I think this would grant some flexibility while still keeping us on a regular schedule for learning.

      An IRL meeting to kick off would be good, we could host on a Friday night. We don't need help getting RoR running but we can assist others in doing so if there's interest.

      February 27, 2013

  • Sean G.

    There is a free online class for Ruby at http://www.codecademy.com/tracks/ruby I believe some of the free online learning sites may also have a Ruby class. For example I'm taking a Stanford database class from class2go. I have a list of other free education and learning sites on my blog at http://burningsalt.blogspot.com/2012/12/get-your-mba-and-mvp-or-better.html
    I do find it best to go through the classes with others who can meet and help motivate and encourage one another.

    February 27, 2013

    • Kevin C.

      Thanks for the resources Sean! I also started out on the http://tryruby.org­ interactive lesson (courtesy of http://codeschool.com­ ). Somebody else on here also mentioned Ruby Koans - http://rubykoans.com/­

      February 27, 2013

    • John G.

      I think you've hit it on the head Sean. The online tools anyone with an interest should get started on to kind of learn and practice. The meetup will be focused initially around making sure you are configured correctly, then the structure of the book keeps everyone focused on the same subject matter for the sake of group learning and communication. I'm open to a different format of course.

      February 27, 2013

  • Mike S.

    seems like this could cover quite a range of topics.skill levels ... any idea where/how you would start?

    1 · February 22, 2013

    • Mike S.

      oh, no Ruby in Drupal. but lots of utility tools related to web development, everything from PM apps to systems config.

      I only have a cursory interest at this time ... so I'm more likely to flow in and out depending on my personal schedule

      February 24, 2013

    • Kevin C.

      @John personally, I definitely intend on learning Rails. I just left that out of the title to keep it more open.

      February 26, 2013

  • John G.

    I like this, but we may need more interest, I'll ask around at the Hack Night tonight.

    1 · February 21, 2013

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